5 Iconic Bands Still Rocking Today

The vast majority of bands only have a short lifespan, burning brightly for a couple of years before fading away again into obscurity. When you see classic groups up on stage headlining festivals and selling out arenas after decades, you really have to give it to them. So, let’s take a closer look at five of the bands that are still rocking today and just what it is that has given them their enduring popularity.

The Rolling Stones

No list of this kind would be complete without mentioning the Stones. Formed in the 1960s, it is incredible to think that they were contemporaries of The Beatles, and yet three of the original members are touring today (plus Ronnie Wood who joined in 1975)  – particularly when you know the kind of lifestyle they have enjoyed. And with no signs of slowing down just yet, you really have to give the old fellas some respect!


Even though the band’s iconic singer Freddie Mercury died back in 1991, Queen has continued touring with different frontmen joining the original three members on stage. It is an impressive sign of their love of their art, and just how many fans out there still want to see them performing their classics including Bohemian Rhapsody, Killer Queen, I Want to Break Free and Under Pressure.

Red Hot Chili Peppers

It is hard to believe that it has been nearly 35 years since the Red Hot Chili Peppers formed in California, but they have continued to reign supreme at the top of the rock world all that time. The band released their 11th album recently and still tour extensively with three of the original members.


Few bands have captured the collective imagination of the world of heavy rock like Metallica. It was their fifth offering, The Black Album that drew people’s attention to begin with. It sold 16 million copies in the US alone and is still regularly ranked amongst the best rock albums ever released. Seeing them live is still an experience to behold and you can get tickets on www.theticketmerchant.com.au. Long may their reign as kings of metal continue!


Though the band formed in the latter part of the 1970s, they didn’t hit the bigtime until a decade later with the release of The Joshua Tree. Since then, they continued releasing hit after anthemic hit with over 150 million albums sold in total. Experimentation has always been at the heart of this band, and they have regularly reinvented themselves to ensure that they stayed fresh and relevant.

There are only a handful of bands which stand the test of time, continue to put out great music, and don’t get lost to the rock ’n’ roll lifestyle. These are just a few of the most famous which continue to inspire fans of classic rock, while also drawing in new fans of their own from generations who weren’t even born when they formed.

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